Arlington, VA (PRWEB) January 11, 2012
Psychiatric mental health nurses and behavioral health professionals are invited to submit abstract proposals to be considered for presentation at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s 26th Annual Conference. The conference will be held November 7-10, 2012 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and will offer more than three days of continuing nursing education and networking.
The APNA Annual Conference is the premier event for psychiatric mental health nursing: more than a thousand professionals gather each year to advance the psych nursing profession, share expertise, and champion mental health. This year’s conference program centers around the theme “Fighting Stigma” and will include keynotes by Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, Congressman Patrick Kennedy, and nursing leader Linda Burnes Bolton, RN, DrPH, FAAN. Advanced practice nurses, generalist RNs, and psychiatric mental health professionals are invited to attend and share their expert knowledge through sessions or poster presentations.
Those interested in presenting should submit abstract proposals to APNA via the online submission site by March 5, 2012. Submissions will undergo an extensive peer review by the APNA Scholarly Review Committee and will be considered for 2-hour preconference sessions, 45-minute concurrent sessions, 20-minute mini concurrent sessions, and poster presentations. Suggested topics include but are not limited to: Nursing Administration, Advanced Practice Nursing, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, Cultural Issues, Emergency/Disaster Preparedness, Emergency Departments, Forensic Psychiatric Nursing, Graduate Nursing Education, Inpatient Care, Integrated Physical & Mental Health Care, Military / Issues Related to Returning Service Members, Older Adults / Geropsych, Outpatient Care, Psychopharmacology, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Recovery, Nursing Research, RN-PMH Practice, Substance Use, Undergraduate Nursing Education, Violence, Women’s Health
Abstract proposals selected for presentation at the APNA 26th Annual Conference will contribute to the scholarly practice of psychiatric mental health nursing, offering valuable continuing nursing education for those who attend. For more information and to submit, please visit http://www.apna.org/CallforAbstracts.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is a national professional membership organization committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders. APNA’s membership is inclusive of all psychiatric mental health registered nurses including associate degree, baccalaureate, advanced practice (comprised of clinical nurse specialists and psychiatric nurse practitioners), and nurse scientists and academicians (PhD). APNA serves as a resource for psychiatric mental health nurses to engage in networking, education, and the dissemination of research.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.